Bunny Pillow

As I decorated the house for Easter, I saw these pillows that I had picked up from a thrift store in the fall to sit on an outside bench.  They worked well while leaves turned and cooler breezes flew into Arizona but they were out of place as birds chirped spring’s song.  I sat at Starbucks and quickly looked through Pinterest.  I found an idea that I thought would work up quickly and give these pillows a fresh look. 

Bunny Pillow - Old

I headed off to Joann’s and purchased ecru duck cloth that was on sale for $5.99/yard, a fat quarter of blue cloth, wonder under and jute. I already had thread and buttons.

Bunny Pillow - Sewing
Fabric cut, bunnies adhered to the front and stitched right sides together so they could be turned. Leaving the back open allows the old pillow to be used as a pillow form that can be inserted into the bunny pillow case.  I like this idea because it is my hope that the cover can be taken off and washed for other springtimes to come. 

Bunny Pillow - stand alone
First pillow done – I decided to use buttons for the nose and cotton tail instead of pom poms since these pillows were going to be used outside.

Bunny Pillows - bench
Soon both pillows were done and sitting on the bench.

Bunny Pillows - by finished
All finished

Many years ago my aunt who is accomplished in needlework upgraded her sewing machine and offered me her Viking. This machine has been good to me. It has sewn children’s pjs at Christmas time, little girl’s dresses, a vest for a little boy to wear to his great grandmother’s 80th birthday, crafts and home deco items. It sews straight and is trustworthy when I call it to service.  I hope the same can be said of me (at least on most days 🙂

I enjoy taking something and finding a new purpose for it – I think these pillows brighten an already sunny backyard.

The original idea for the bunny pillow can be found HERE  


Fall Idea Collection

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I love fall.  Dreaming of shades of oranges, yellows, greens and browns brings the hope of cooler days and leaves floating to the ground.  I have found that gathering the ideas I’d like to incorporate in my fall plans in September allows October to be set aside for crafting and baking.  Here are a few ideas:

Pumpkin Muffins:  Make a batch of these yummy pumpkin muffins  Sure to make your house smell delicious and tummies happy.

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Planter – A pumpkin, mum and a little ribbon and viola! you can make this cute flower arrangement  Consider creating an extra one of these and making someone’s day extra special.  An act of unexpected kindness is very powerful.

Pumpkin Planter

Hershey Bar Mummies:  I made these cute mummy treats a few years ago.  They made both adults and children smile.

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Free Fall Artwork:  And add some new inexpensive fall artwork to your fall decorating by printing a copy of one of the free choices and place into a frame.  Don’t have a frame?  Head to the nearest dollar store near you and pick one up.  PS:  The link above has some cute free printable Back To School Lunch Box Love Notes 

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It is my hope over the next few weeks that you’ll find a few recipes or projects to make this fall extra special at your home.  

What is your favorite part of the fall season? 


Pick Your Plum

It’s always fun to find a new way to purchase items that enhance our everyday lives.   I discovered a website that have daily offers which can range from purses to craft items.  They only have so many to sell each day and often things are gone quickly but that’s what can make it fun.  I am enjoying the cute items they offer and find their pricing affordable, the quality of their products high and their shipping is reliable.  One of my recent purchases – striped twine in several colors 🙂  Going to be so cute attaching gift tags, wrapping up a loaf of banana bread, etc.